Definition of Dow Jones index in English:

Dow Jones index

(also Dow Jones average)

proper noun

  • An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks.



From the name of Dow Jones & Co, Inc., a financial news agency founded by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902) and Edward D. Jones ( c. 1855–1920), American economists whose company compiled the first average of US stock prices in 1884.


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